Fourth of July Firework Safety

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The Corpus Christi Fire Department wants to remind everyone it is illegal to discharge fireworks inside the City Limits including the beach. If cited, you could be fined up to $2,000 per opened package of fireworks.

To report the illegal discharge of fireworks, the phone number to use is 361-886-COPS (2677). Please do not call 911 for fireworks complaints.

Firework Safety Facts: 

  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks
  • Older children should use fireworks only under close adult supervision
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
  • Never light fireworks indoors
  • Only use fireworks away from people, houses and flammable material
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
  • Never ignite devices in a container
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
  • Soak unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire

For any additional information contact Fire Marshal Randy Paige at 361-826-3952 or by email at Have a safe Independence Day!